Jacob Winderen Lindegaard heads Brækhus Family Office. Jacob is a specialist in business transfers, inheritance law, succession planning, estate settlements and financial family law. Jacob and his team have extensive experience in advising high-net-worth individuals and families seeking to preserve and transfer wealth across generations efficiently, both nationally and internationally.

Jacob has broad litigation experience and represents clients in court cases related to inheritance and generational shifts, particularly in connection with the valuation of companies and properties, as well as the distribution of inheritance among heirs in estate settlements. Jacob also assists in international succession and inheritance cases.

As an appointed trustee by the Oslo District Court, Jacob is responsible for public probate processes, including the follow up of estate distribution and disputes in connection with probate and wills, other issues involving inheritance law, and issues in adjacent legal areas.

Jacob is committed to philanthropy and serves on Fundraising Norway’s inheritance committee as the legal expert for a national campaign initiative. He is also one of the initiators of the Inheritance Forum network, and he regularly assists various organisations with matters ranging from simple questions in inheritance law to litigating complex cases in court.


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2022 Partner, Brækhus Advokatfirma
2009 - 2022 Senior Lawyer, Kvale
2005 - 2009 Lawyer, The Norwegian Tax Authority
2003 - 2005 Executive Officer, Namsmannen in Oslo
2011 Lawyers' practising certificate
2002 Master of Laws, University of Oslo